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School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Social Studies Republicans Want Federal Funding Cuts to Schools Using '1619 Project'—But There's a Twist
A bill from U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, Mitch McConnell, and others targets schools using lessons based on the New York Times Magazine series.
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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill.
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Reading & Literacy Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?
A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.
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Data Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic Is Crucial. So Is Preserving That Data
A prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are More Likely to Experience Depression Symptoms Than Other Adults
A new survey by the RAND Corp. found that teachers are experiencing high levels of job-related stress, and it could cause them to quit.
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States Interactive Map: Where Critical Race Theory Is Under Attack
This national map tracks where state legislatures are attempting to limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism in the classroom.
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